VillageVines has partnered with local restaurants to provide deep discounts without the need for coupons or digital reminders.
In the suddenly crowded field of group purchasing services who deliver temporary, daily deals at area businesses directly to a member’s inbox, a new player has emerged with a viable business model to boot. VillageVines, targeted at people who enjoy eating out, has partnered with local restaurants to provide deep discounts (typically 30% off an entire meal, including drinks) without the need for coupons or digital reminders. Users simply make a reservation through the VillageVines system before the offer expires, pay a $10 booking fee and then instantly have the savings applied to their final bill. As part of the push to promote the service, the site has partnered with NY Magazine’s sister site MenuPages to curate a list of participating NYC restaurants.
[via Grub Street]